April 4-5, 2022

Eric P. Newman Education Center

Washington University in St. Louis

This in-person conference, co-hosted by Washington University’s Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education (CIRCLE) and The University of Utah’s Department of Chemistry, will feature innovative psychological and discipline-based education research on undergraduate STEM education. Participants will include STEM scholars actively pursuing DBER in their fields, psychological scientists with research focused on STEM teaching and learning, and faculty practitioners interested in implementing evidence-based teaching practices. (Note: University COVID precautions, including self-screening and masking, will be observed, and vaccination is encouraged.)

Invited keynote speakers will spend approximately 30 minutes presenting their work, before holding an extended (15-20 minute) question-and-answer session. The conference will also feature shorter submitted presentations (20 minutes with 5 minutes Q&A) and a poster reception. We expect that the presentations and discussions at this conference will not only synthesize the current state of knowledge on the science of STEM teaching and learning, but also engage researchers and practitioners together in exploring the evidence base and identifying fruitful new directions for interdisciplinary research.

Applications for presentations, posters, and attendance will open early December 2021 and remain available through January 26, 2022. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and presentation format, if requested, in early February. There will be a registration fee of $175 (towards breakfasts, lunches, and conference materials) for accepted applications. This conference is also funded by an STEM Education Network Mini Grant from the Association of American Universities (AAU).

Please contact Angela Fink at amfink@wustl.edu with any questions. 

To see our 2022 Conference Speakers, please visit this page.